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#1 Rushman14

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:16 PM

Game of Thrones creators developing new Star Wars films

Winter is coming to a galaxy, far far away …

Lucasfilm has just announced that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who brought the epic world of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones to television, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

These new movies will not be tied to either the ongoing Skywalker saga of the “Episodes” movies, nor will they be connected to the trilogy being developed by The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

Benioff’s other film credits include the screenplay for Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, which was based on Benioff’s own novel, and scripts for Troy, The Kite Runner, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Weiss’s credits are almost exclusively GoT, but he also collaborated with Benioff on several adaptations that weren’t made and wrote his own novel, 2003’s Lucky Wander Boy.

Lately, the two have been teaming up on an alternate history series about an America in which the South won the Civil War, but Confederate has come under heavy criticism from those concerned about how it might depict present-day slavery. HBO did not respond to a request for how this new endeavor may influence their work on that planned series.

No release dates have been set for the new Star Wars films. The final season of Game of Thrones is set to air in 2019, so Benioff and Weiss will be cleared to move from one George’s world to another.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM

By this year we will have had ten SW films in 41 years. I’m not sure if that’s too much.

I think eight Fast & Furious movies since 2001 is too much. Hell, one is too much!

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:23 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

By this year we will have had ten SW films in 41 years. I’m not sure if that’s too much.

I think eight Fast & Furious movies since 2001 is too much. Hell, one is too much!

Seven Star Wars films for me.  I, II, and III don't exist for me.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:29 PM

1977, 1980, 1983

1999, 2002, 2005

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

2020's look to be waist-deep in Star Wars.  Whether that's good or bad is a subject for eternal debate!  :lol:

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:34 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 06 February 2018 - 07:23 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

By this year we will have had ten SW films in 41 years. I’m not sure if that’s too much.

I think eight Fast & Furious movies since 2001 is too much. Hell, one is too much!

Seven Star Wars films for me.  I, II, and III don't exist for me.

:lol:

Star Wars’ record is currently sitting at 5-4 for me. Will Solo make them a .500 franchise or a more respectable 6-4 one?

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:36 PM

Really though, I don’t care how many there are as long as they’re not crap!

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:51 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

Mick

What’s SW’s overall record for you?

For me, a “meh” wouldn’t give a movie a W.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:56 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

Mick

What’s SW’s overall record for you?

For me, a “meh” wouldn’t give a movie a W.

like my scores for the current ones.

TFA-8/10
R1-3/10
TLJ-6/10

R1 got so low because i only got really interested when the climax hit.

There is a great film in TLJ.  it's just bogged down with SO much padding

Mick

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:56 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

Mick

What’s SW’s overall record for you?

For me, a “meh” wouldn’t give a movie a W.

like my scores for the current ones.

TFA-8/10
R1-3/10
TLJ-6/10

R1 got so low because i only got really interested when the climax hit.

There is a great film in TLJ.  it's just bogged down with SO much padding

Mick

Sorry, I meant the entire win/loss record for the 9 SW films released so far. What would it be for you?

In an earlier post, I have them at 5-4.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:06 PM

I suppose anything is better than watching the "live views of Starman" that's on youtube at the moment...

https://www.youtube....h?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:59 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:56 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

Mick

What’s SW’s overall record for you?

For me, a “meh” wouldn’t give a movie a W.

like my scores for the current ones.

TFA-8/10
R1-3/10
TLJ-6/10

R1 got so low because i only got really interested when the climax hit.

There is a great film in TLJ.  it's just bogged down with SO much padding

Mick

Sorry, I meant the entire win/loss record for the 9 SW films released so far. What would it be for you?

In an earlier post, I have them at 5-4.

it's actually right with you....5-4

Mick

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:17 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 08:08 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:59 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:56 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

Mick

What’s SW’s overall record for you?

For me, a “meh” wouldn’t give a movie a W.

like my scores for the current ones.

TFA-8/10
R1-3/10
TLJ-6/10

R1 got so low because i only got really interested when the climax hit.

There is a great film in TLJ.  it's just bogged down with SO much padding

Mick

Sorry, I meant the entire win/loss record for the 9 SW films released so far. What would it be for you?

In an earlier post, I have them at 5-4.

it's actually right with you....5-4

Mick

Ah ok. I’m guessing the ones that are different with us are R1 and LJ.

Me...

The originals: all Ws
The prequels: all Ls
VII: W
R1: W
VIII: L

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 08:17 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 08:08 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:59 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:56 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

Mick

What’s SW’s overall record for you?

For me, a “meh” wouldn’t give a movie a W.

like my scores for the current ones.

TFA-8/10
R1-3/10
TLJ-6/10

R1 got so low because i only got really interested when the climax hit.

There is a great film in TLJ.  it's just bogged down with SO much padding

Mick

Sorry, I meant the entire win/loss record for the 9 SW films released so far. What would it be for you?

In an earlier post, I have them at 5-4.

it's actually right with you....5-4

Mick

Ah ok. I’m guessing the ones that are different with us are R1 and LJ.

Me...

The originals: all Ws
The prequels: all Ls
VII: W
R1: W
VIII: L

Oringinal Trilogy all wins.

tthen here's a difference

Wins- III, VII
Losses- I II, R1 VIII

I know i'm in the minority with III.  But the Palpatine stuff makes it a win for me, lol

Mick

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:31 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 08:17 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 08:08 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:59 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:56 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:

Well The new SW films so far have been ok for me.

Loved and still love TFA

TLJ was a meh affair for me.

Rogue one is a bore to me and i don't care if i ever see it again.

So really 1 of each, lol

not bad.

Mick

What’s SW’s overall record for you?

For me, a “meh” wouldn’t give a movie a W.

like my scores for the current ones.

TFA-8/10
R1-3/10
TLJ-6/10

R1 got so low because i only got really interested when the climax hit.

There is a great film in TLJ.  it's just bogged down with SO much padding

Mick

Sorry, I meant the entire win/loss record for the 9 SW films released so far. What would it be for you?

In an earlier post, I have them at 5-4.

it's actually right with you....5-4

Mick

Ah ok. I’m guessing the ones that are different with us are R1 and LJ.

Me...

The originals: all Ws
The prequels: all Ls
VII: W
R1: W
VIII: L

Oringinal Trilogy all wins.

tthen here's a difference

Wins- III, VII
Losses- I II, R1 VIII

I know i'm in the minority with III.  But the Palpatine stuff makes it a win for me, lol

Mick

Ahhhh...

I thought Last Jedi might’ve squeaked in there with a W for you. But I guess Palp & the gang stole it instead.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:10 AM

View Posttoymaker, on 06 February 2018 - 07:23 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

By this year we will have had ten SW films in 41 years. I’m not sure if that’s too much.

I think eight Fast & Furious movies since 2001 is too much. Hell, one is too much!

Seven Star Wars films for me.  I, II, and III don't exist for me.

So you count the shitty disney star wars movies but you do not count George Lucas episode 1,2 and 3 that is a part of the story 4,5 and 6? It´s people like you that made George sell the rights of Star Wars to Disney, its because people like you that destroyed Star Wars.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:15 AM



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:58 AM

View PostYYZumbi, on 07 February 2018 - 05:10 AM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 06 February 2018 - 07:23 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

By this year we will have had ten SW films in 41 years. I’m not sure if that’s too much.

I think eight Fast & Furious movies since 2001 is too much. Hell, one is too much!

Seven Star Wars films for me.  I, II, and III don't exist for me.

So you count the shitty disney star wars movies but you do not count George Lucas episode 1,2 and 3 that is a part of the story 4,5 and 6? It´s people like you that made George sell the rights of Star Wars to Disney, its because people like you that destroyed Star Wars.

Not it's not people like him who made Lucas sell the rights. It was Disney offering him four billion dollars for it. He would have been stupid to turn down the offer. It's also not people like toymakers fault that the recent films aren't as good. He had nothing to do with the making of them. That's the idiot script writers and director who don't know how to make a good cohesive movie. I'm just referring to the newest one myself. The issue with the franchise is now there will be too many different directors getting in on the Star Wars thing and that's what will ruin it. George Lucas is not calling all the shots anymore so there will be no clear direction for a number of these movies going forward.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:34 AM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 07 February 2018 - 05:58 AM, said:

View PostYYZumbi, on 07 February 2018 - 05:10 AM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 06 February 2018 - 07:23 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

By this year we will have had ten SW films in 41 years. I’m not sure if that’s too much.

I think eight Fast & Furious movies since 2001 is too much. Hell, one is too much!

Seven Star Wars films for me.  I, II, and III don't exist for me.

So you count the shitty disney star wars movies but you do not count George Lucas episode 1,2 and 3 that is a part of the story 4,5 and 6? It´s people like you that made George sell the rights of Star Wars to Disney, its because people like you that destroyed Star Wars.

Not it's not people like him who made Lucas sell the rights. It was Disney offering him four billion dollars for it. He would have been stupid to turn down the offer. It's also not people like toymakers fault that the recent films aren't as good. He had nothing to do with the making of them. That's the idiot script writers and director who don't know how to make a good cohesive movie. I'm just referring to the newest one myself. The issue with the franchise is now there will be too many different directors getting in on the Star Wars thing and that's what will ruin it. George Lucas is not calling all the shots anymore so there will be no clear direction for a number of these movies going forward.
I actually think some good may come from getting away from the classic story line, which is pretty tired at this point.  The Last Jedi had moments of going a new direction, but failed in the end and played it safe.




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